Curtis MacFee, 40, of Blackfoot passed away Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012, near the Blackfoot Reservoir from injuries sustained in a four-wheeler accident.
He was born Sept. 15, 1971, in Pocatello, the son of Ralph “Buster” MacFee and Junette Dalton MacFee.
Curtis lived most of his life in the Blackfoot area and was raised at the bowling alley, Pindale Lanes. He graduated from Blackfoot High School in 1990.
He married Kimberly Ellis in July of 1994; to this union, two children were born. They were later divorced. Curtis and Lori Cathey started dating in 1997 and were together 11 years before marrying on March 20, 2008, in Blackfoot. To this union, a daughter was born. On this special day, Curtis and Lori became a family with their children, Nathen Alan MacFee, Ryan Kade Gallegos, Jordyn Kristine MacFee and Samantha Alyx MacFee.
Curtis was a great daddy; he was always laughing and joking with his kids and their friends. He attended every football, baseball, basketball, volleyball and softball game that he could. He attended many hours of dance recitals. practices and cheerleading activities. It was very important to him that his four children learned to hunt and fish, so every chance he could and the kids were willing, they were hunting or fishing. He loved to take the kids on trips to Arizona, California, Nevada, Boise, Utah or just to venture around. He ran many, many of countless hours to practices; he coached Little League baseball and tackle football. He truly enjoyed his children and everyone else’s. He was “Uncle Curtis” to many of his friends' children.
Curtis touched a lot of lives through his life. He left an impression on everyone he met. He had a very unique personality and quick wit about him. He always had an answer, a comment for everyone that he knew or had just met. He loved to cook, especially barbeque, experimenting with different meats and spices. He spent all his time outside, he did not like being indoors.
Curtis was a truck driver and worked for Moreland Grain and was currently in partnership with his brother and owned the Pindale Lanes Bowling Center in Blackfoot. He was an avid bass fisherman and had won many fishing tournaments in Idaho in the last 15 years. He competed in Washington in a tournament and was just getting ready to leave on Sept.1, with his fishing partner, Todd Goodwin.
Curtis was one of the original members in forming the Snake River Valley Bass Club, to which he still belonged today. He also belonged to the Elks #1416 since 1990 and the USBC Bowling Association.
He is survived by his wife, Lori MacFee of Blackfoot; children Nathan Alan MacFee, Jordyn Kristine MacFee and Samantha “Sami” MacFee, all of Blackfoot; stepson Ryan Gallegos of Blackfoot; parents, Ralph “Buster” and June of Blackfoot; brothers, Bret (Bev) MacFee of Gooding and Kevin (Brenda) MacFee of Blackfoot; and grandmother, Lillian MacFee of Wendell.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Ralph “Scotty” MacFee; and his father-in-law, Stephen Ray Cathey.
A funeral service will be conducted at 11a.m. Friday, Aug. 31, 2012,at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 S. Shilling Avenue in Blackfoot with President Chris Cannon conducting.
The family will meet with friends and family on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, from 6-8 p.m. and for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Cremation services will follow the service under the direction of the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to U.S. Bank, c/o Lori MacFee, 9 South Ash, Blackfoot, Idaho 83221 to help with family expenses. Condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org .